Oct
09
2016
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Laundry

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Hiromi Ota – Laundry

Hiromi Ota is a famous popular singer in Japan. She has many hits, such as “Momen No Handkerchief” “Kugatsu No Ame”. She changed her style in 80s. She chose an aggressive style influenced by New Wave, Funk and similar. She wore heavy makeup and ruffled her hair with grease. “Laundry” is included in her album “Tamatebako”. Prince (r.i.p.) would go to the Laundry.

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Oct
08
2016
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Helza

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1602 – Helza

Strangely named 1974 realese is actually composed and produced by one Jean Michel Jarre whose main claim to fame was marrying one of the most gorgeous woman ever on this planet, Charlotte Rampling. The couple later divorced.

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Oct
06
2016
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Gimmi More + Na Real Sekele Fo’ Ya

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Pasteur Lappé – Na Real Sekele Fo Ya

Gimmi More playing at about 120 bpm. Yes, they’re dancing. It’s super hot sexy disco on shiny black vinyl, so what else did you expect? Deep conversations? But what to play next? Fingers running through the box of trusted 7s… Tany Welck – Sexy Man, no no, think it would kill the groove this time… Painfully embarrassing panic attack coming… about 52 seconds left and still no idea. Sure I’m gonna die now and stop playing records forever. But of course I’ve done my homework and made notes on records – this mixes well with that Pasteur Lappé track. No shaky fingers, just bring it in at the first from the closing beats of Gimme More… it’s close… a bit faster… yes… now… no no no… a bit too soon… tap once to brake a little… now… on the beat… slide it in… bass off, bass on, no time for other tricks… and boom, dancers should be happy for the next 6 minutes.

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Oct
06
2016
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Markku Aro

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Markku Aro – Lalabye

This Finnish schlager personality first tried his hand on dance stuff in 1976 with a rubbish rendition of Reach Out I’ll Be There. The following year it was time for a cover of Drum’s Lalabye, a massive hit in his home territory. As 1977 was drawing close and the buzz on a certain film that had just been realesed in the states grew stronger, the guy was presented to the disco hungry public in horrible white polyester. Unfortunately, the sleeve was slide dyed and the upper half of the suit ended up with a sad shade of yellow.

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Oct
05
2016
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Barbarela’s

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At the Barbarela’s

Opened in 1969 in Palma de Mallorca right off the central Plaza Gomilla in the swinging El Terreno part of town, the Discoteca Barbarela wowed the crowds with it’s capacity for 2000 dancers, a 34 meters long bar, go go girls and boys in gages, plus world class live performers like Wilson Picket and José Feliciano. Of course the octagon-shaped hall switched to recorded music in 1975 and massive disco revelries ensued.

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Oct
04
2016
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Habibi

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Los Pasos – Habibi

A steady-building, dreamy affair with Arabic and gipsy overtones. One of my best recieved tunes last summer.

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Oct
03
2016
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Rocket’s Cat

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Trippy space disco from the classic Alex Cima long play.

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Oct
03
2016
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Samurai

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Samurai

Following a set of rules that later came to be known as the Bushido, a samurai served the warlords and the nobility without fear of death. An honorable samurai was like kami-no-kaze, an elemental spirit of the wind, striking like the thunderstorms of 1274 and the typhoon of 1281 that helped the samurai defenders of Japan hold back the Mongol invaders despite being vastly outnumbered.

Once his master died, or had his master for some reason disregarded him, the samurai became a ronin, a wandering man without home or destiny. The only honorable option then was to commit hara-kiri, a ritual suicide.  Some honored this code, some did not. Those who chose to live were forced to sever all contats to their past life and to haunt the night like lonely wolves.

Here’s a couple of tracks for the samurai in you.

 

 

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Sep
28
2016
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Jungle Duke

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Duke of Burlington – Jungle Duke

Still more from our hero the Duke. This one is from 1972.

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Sep
27
2016
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320 kbps Disco Mix

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Sep
23
2016
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Urania

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Guy Houzet – Urania

Probably the best record I bought this year. The exquisite textures are quite distinctively 1977 with strings linked to sweet and pleasant flavors,  balanced by sharp bitter and umami tastes of the brass instruments. The sensory experience is topped by the additional zing of the synths. Total perfection.

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Sep
20
2016
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My Boy Lollipop / Sugar Suite

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Suzy Who – My Boy Lollipop/Sugar Suite

Longer and more efficent than the one credited to Aural Exciters.

There is a a gag-proof way to go this deep. Place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth. Then let it hit the underside of your tongue.

 

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Sep
18
2016
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Vzdej Se Pisnim

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Jezinky – Vzdej Se Pisnim (Dirty Old Man)

The Three Degrees know all about them and so does Jezinky from Czechoslovakia.

 

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Sep
14
2016
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Isadora

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Nydia Caro – Isadora

Nice latin US disco from the relatively small Libra label

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Sep
13
2016
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Dancing on the edge of danger

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Mikael Rickfors – Dancing on the edge of danger

Great swedish disco from the ’79 LP Kickin’ a dream.

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Sep
13
2016
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The 80s

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The 80s

The 80s were about wearing black on black, not exhanging bodily fluids, forgetting about New York and flying to London instead. Grace Jones and Pedro Almodóvar made immense impact. The best fonts were by Neville Brody, seen in magazines like Face and the Arena. From France, Philippe Starck emerged as the new designer god. Communism fell, MTV was born and there was famine in Ethiopia. Nights were spent on watching horror movies in cinemas and ultraviolent Hong Kong gangster films on vhs but people still danced on weekends. Computers took over. Anything else…no, that’s pretty much it.

The sounds? Here’s some of the right stuff in a mix.

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Sep
11
2016
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Вы Жертвою Пали (You’ve fallen victims)

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Alexander Gradsky – You’ve Fallen Victims

Russia, our spiritual Motherland of abundant resources, stretching across 12 time zones! You will all stand up during the introduction and when the modern disco music begins with the heroic sounds of Kalashnikovs you will all clap your hands in rhythm.

 

 

 

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Sep
11
2016
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Žiješ V Éře Diskoték

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Bezinky Prazske Smycce  – Zijes V Re Diskotek (The Best Disco in Town)

Unexplainably my favourite track of the moment, a Czechoslovakian version of the been-there heard-it-a-million-times medley of hits from The Ritchie Family.

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Sep
09
2016
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Roots Of Evil / Die Brut Des Bösen

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Christian Anders & Madrid-Sound-Orchester – Running Away

Killer instrumental from a 1979 German film featuring karate fights, dwarfs and copious nudity, written and co-directed by none other than Christian Anders of the Divine Emanuelle and “Love Love Love” fame. Of course, Christian also composed this track. Also note: if you look closely at the lower poster, you can see he is wearing nipple rings.

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Sep
06
2016
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The Fantastic Pikes

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The Fantastic Pikes – Ghost Riders In The Sky

The Fantastic Pikes has got to be among the best names for a group, ever. They deliver the standard tune exactly the fab fishy way you’d think.

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